Penstsíllen means “found food” in the language of the Secwépemc people, whose traditional territory spans a vast region in the central interior of BC.
Harvested by friends and community members of the Skeetchestn (one of the 17 bands that make up the Nation).
To Rehydrate: Soak in a bowl of warm water or stock for 20-40 minutes or until tender. Strain the mushrooms and reserve the infused liquid for use in sauces, stocks or soups. When preparing soups or stews, the dried mushrooms can be added without rehydrating as they revive during the slow cooking process.